Linaccalc: software for accelerating structure characteristics simulation based on equivalent circuit method
Nowadays design of accelerating structures is almost exclusively done using 2.5D and 3D codes based on finite elements method. Equivalent circuit method is frequently considered limited and inconvenient to use in real-life projects. However, low resource requirements make this method attractive for wide range sweep calculations.This paper describes LinacCalc application — a user friendly accelerating structure simulation software based on the equivalent circuit method. It allows calculating characteristics of the accelerating sections with large number of cells in short time on machines with moderate amount of computational power. Core application modules are validated by comparing calculation results with ones obtained by a conventional finite element method based programs.